BRACKNELL RFC’s relegation clash at Ivybridge in South West Premier was postponed on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

Dan Ap Dafydd’s men were due to head to Devon for a vital fixture in their bid for survival only to be beaten by the weather.

Ivybridge, in 12th, occupy the last relegation spot and are only three points behind Bracknell in 10th.

Bracknell, though, can go along way to securing their league status this Saturday when they host rock-bottom Lydney in a rearranged fixture at Lily Hill Park (2.15pm ko).

The original game was postponed on March 3. Lydney have lost all 10 away fixtures this season and appear to be heading for the drop.

Meanwhile, Bracknell Stags won 23-10 at Windsor 2nds to go top of Berks, Bucks & Oxon 1 on Saturday.

They have accumulated the same number of points as second-placed Maidenhead 2nds and have one game in hand ahead of a home fixture against Henley this Saturday (2.15pm ko).

Bracknell 3rds are also top of the table in Berks, Bucks & Oxon 2 and did not concede a single point in their convincing 48-0 win at bottom club Marlow 2nds on Saturday.

All of the final round of Six Nations matches will also be screened in the Bracknell clubhouse this weekend.

BRFC Ladies

BRACKNELL Ladies secured an impressive 38-10 victory away at Teddington Ladies 2nds in their second league fixture of the year.

They ran in six tries through Hannah Taylor, Amber Clark, captain Tash King, Esmee Sturges, Zara King and Shiv Jamieson, while Sturges was accurate with the boot.

Bracknell host London Irish Ladies this Sunday (2.15pm ko).

London Irish

FORMER Ireland head coach Declan Kidney and ex-Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss have joined London Irish.

Kidney, who led Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009, has joined from University College Cork and will be the club’s technical consultant.

Kiss, who was Ireland’s defence coach under Kidney, left Ulster in January and becomes head coach alongside director of rugby Nick Kennedy.

Exiles next match is home to Gloucester on March 24.